Let's put the car in your phone

Martin Geier, Martin Becker, Daniel Yunge, Benedikt Dietrich, Reinhard Schneider, Dip Goswami, Samarjit Chakraborty

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Today high-end cars have extremely complex E/E architectures { with 50{100 electronic control units (ECUs), connected by communication buses like CAN, FlexRay and Ethernet. They are used to run several (control) applications with many million lines of code. We propose a radically new architecture where all these applications are instead run on a mobile phone being carried by the driver. The car now has a considerably simpler architecture with few or no ECUs, using RF links to connect sensors and actuators to the mobile phone with a powerful multicore processor. We discuss the advantages and challenges and describe a small prototype implementation with an adaptive cruise control application. Categories and Subject Descriptors C.3 [Special-purpose and application-based systems]: Real-time and embedded systems General Terms Design, Experimentation, Performance, Reliability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 50th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC 2013
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event50th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC 2013 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 29 May 20137 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - Design Automation Conference
ISSN (Print)0738-100X


Conference50th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX


  • Automotive
  • Consolidation
  • Mobile phone


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